Friday, February 24, 2017

Alliance Legislative Report 100-07

Alliance Legislative Report 100-07
SENATE TO RETURN TO ACTION NEXT WEEK
With the House adjourning Friday, Feb. 24, the Senate prepares to come back to Springfield to attempt to revive the “Grand Bargain.” As discussed in detail at the Alliance Legislative Summit this week, the Senate “Grand Bargain” is a collection of bills that look to overhaul state government, as reported in Alliance Legislative Report 100-01. Bills in the package include pension changes, new revenue streams, additional borrowing, a property tax freeze, mandate relief, and a school funding formula overhaul. While parts of the “Grand Bargain” are not finalized, most noticeably the funding formula changes, the real question is whether or not the votes will be there to pass all of the components. As it is currently written, all bills in the “Grand Bargain” are linked together and must pass individually or the entire package fails.

ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
Thanks to school leaders from across the state who attended the Alliance Leadership Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday. The response from attendees and members of the General Assembly has been very positive. The objectives discussed during the Summit will continue to be legislative priorities during the spring session. Please continue to look for further updates on Alliance initiatives in subsequent Alliance Legislative Reports.

Click here to read the full Alliance Legislative Report 100-07, including bill action from the past week and bills scheduled for committee next week.